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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

There is no clear answer: That depends on your type of photography. If you want the camera just to take the usual this and that photos, you are probably not missing out very much. The computational ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

(I'm promoting my comments to an answer now that I have a little more time.) In addition to all the points brought up in other answers, there are several non-technical, "user experience", ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

On top of what has been said, part of a photographer's skills is to make arbitrages between light received, exposure time, and depth of field. With a smartphone, you may experiment with framing, which ...
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How many autofocus points in iPhone 6 camera

You are wanting to compare apples to oranges. DSLRs us a separate autofocus sensor to do Phase Detection Auto Focus so that the mirror can remain down and the scene can remain visible in the ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

A lot of things have been touched on but upon re-reading your question and seeing you'd get multiple lenses 18-55 mm, 70-300 mm, and 50 mm prime. There is no way a camera phone is going to function ...
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How can I capture RAW files with an iPhone?

In the iOS 10.0 release notes, there are two mentions of RAW images: The new AVCapturePhotoOutput class provides a unified pipeline for all photography workflows, enabling more sophisticated control ...
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What does the Apple .aae file extension stand for?

The file Info dialog in macOS Monterey says aae stands for "Apple Adjustments and Edits Sidecar".
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Wifi Adapter for Nikon D3300: is better the official one or a SD card with wifi?

Official wifi adapter Pros: Allows more than just photo transfer. Nikon's official apps (iOS, Android) will allow remote triggering. Unofficial apps (e.g. qDslrDashboard) will probably give you more ...
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How many autofocus points in iPhone 6 camera

According to Chipworks photos, iPhone 6 camera has about 50000 phase detection pixels. These are only individual pixels, and as explained by Michael, they do not compare directly to the DSLR ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

Yes. The smartphones are small, easy to use, allways connected to networks, stuffed with all the filters... They, actually, replaced them years ago. But through point-and-shoot cameras. No. The ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

There is, of course, an XKCD for this: https://xkcd.com/1235/ Basically, what everybody else has said with particular emphasis on not relying on "megapixelage" as the sole metric of how good ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

A phone will be nowhere near as good as a camera if: You want long-range (planes, birds, wild-life, etc) You want a bit more creative control (motion blur, shallow dof, etc) You will edit the photos ...
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What does the Apple .aae file extension stand for?

.AAE File Extension An AAE file contains edits made to an image using the Photos app on an iOS device. It is used to transfer non-destructive edits a user has made to .JPG images in iOS to the macOS ...
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Change center of Vignette in Apple Photos

Changing the center of the vignetting tool in Apple Photos does not appear to be possible. The available settings are: Strength, Radius, Softness.
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Adding the Apple ProRaW profile to Lightroom

For the moment Lightroom do not support RAW files from APPLE. You can check here for reference. Also to open at all these DNG files you need CameraRAW 15 So you should wait for Adobe to release ...
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Mac ~/Library/Caches/Adobe Camera Raw: Ok to delete?

I agree with Alaska Man that things may depend on settings and, as a general rule, you'd better know what you are doing. That said, I regularly delete this folder (on Windows) without ill effects. (I ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

Summary: Get the iPhone 12. If you are carrying a DSLR you're gonna have a phone with you anyway. If it's a great phone, then why carry a DSLR? If you are really enjoying photography after a year, ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

In recent years, I have seen smartphone photos taken by others that totally blew away any reservation I previously had about using smartphones for photography or video. The usual assertion has been ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

There are multiple good answers, but I'm going to approach it from a different direction: On an easy shot a modern phone is within the ballpark of a DSLR. While there still is a difference it rarely ...
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Moving Photos between albums in Apple Photos app

You can Cut Cmd ⌘ X then Paste Cmd ⌘ V same as in most apps. I can't test Screenshots, but if they're treated like a 'library' rather than an 'album', then you could perhaps set up an ...
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Is there a way to batch-edit metadata in the Mac OS Photos app?

Although I do not have any personal experience with the program, MetaImage seems to be what you are looking for. From their website: Metalmage for impeccable metadata MetaImage is the only macOS tool ...
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Is there a way to batch-edit metadata in the Mac OS Photos app?

To reframe you question, you need to understand what Photos really is. It is essentially 3 things : previews you can look at on the screen your originals sorted somewhere (including EXIF information, ...
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Exiftool time adjust only for photos taken with camera

This is a recognized bug in LR, and it is fixed in the newest version (Lightroom CC 2015.10/Lightroom 6.10). See the LR changelog under https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/...
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How can I tether my Sony a5000 to my MacBook Pro?

This is an old thread, but the A5000 can be used as a "webcam" using the OpenMemories-Tweak from ma1co on GitHub. I've successfully used this procedure (...
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How can I tether my Sony a5000 to my MacBook Pro?

Every Mac ships with an application called Image Capture. It's in your Applications folder. It tethers to a lot of cameras. Give it a try. Free and it works great.
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How does Google Photos work with Apple Photos?

The cloud back up would happen as the following. Only your local photos would be copied to the cloud. Google photos / Apple Photos, Backs up your local images, They make a copy in the cloud, So as ...
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